Art Expert To Give Talk At U.Va. Nov. 7
October 21, 2002--
Robert E. Harrist Jr.
Ellen Bayard Weedon Lecture –
“The Orchid Pavilion as Event, Artifact and Image”
Reception follows lecture in the U.Va. Art Museum
Thursday, Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m.
Campbell Hall, Room 153
E. Harrist Jr., professor of Chinese art at Columbia University,
will give a talk, “The Orchid Pavilion as Event, Artifact
and Image,” in conjunction with the exhibition, “The
Orchid Pavilion Gathering: Chinese Painting from the University
of Michigan Museum of Art,” on view at the University of Virginia
Art Museum through Dec. 22.
talk will focus on the influence of “The Orchid Pavilion Gathering,”
a legendary literary event in Chinese history, an enduring theme
in Chinese painting and subject of a scroll by Ming Dynasty painter
Sheng Mao-yeh, which is on exhibit in the museum’s show. The
artist’s depiction of the event, a ritualistic spring purification
party held in 353 A.D., inspired a wide range of literary, dramatic
and visual art throughout Chinese history.
lectures widely on Chinese art, calligraphy and landscape representation
and is the author of numerous articles, book reviews and exhibition
catalogs. His most recent publication, with Wen C. Fong, is “The
Embodied Image: Chinese Calligraphy from the John B. Eliot Collection,”
in conjunction with an exhibition, of which he was curator, at the
Art Museum at Princeton University.
Ellen Bayard Weedon Lecture by Michael Brand scheduled for Thursday,
Nov. 14, is cancelled.
museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
details about the talk, the exhibit and the museum, call (434) 924-3592
or visit the Web site athttp://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298